Song of the Day #2,217: ‘Just Don’t Give a Fuck’ – Eminem

slim_shady_lpMy first introduction to Eminem was through the Marshall Mathers LP, the record that launched him to superstar status. That album generated critical raves and public outrage in equal measure and forced pretty much everybody to have an opinion about the rapper.

I was a huge fan of the album, despite its often disturbing content, but I wasn’t sure if it was a one-off or if I could truly call myself an Eminem fan.

I found my answer when I sought out his previous album, The Slim Shady LP, and found it just as compelling and listenable.

It doesn’t feature a groundbreaking song like the Mather LP‘s ‘Stan’ but every one of its tracks bursts with the creativity and verbal dexterity that quickly became Eminem’s hallmarks.

[Intro: Frogg]
Get your hands in the air and get to clappin em
And like, back and forth because
This is what you thought it wasn’t
It be the brothers representing the Dirty Dozen
I be the F-R-O the double G
And check out the man
He goes by the name of, er

[Verse 1: Eminem]
Slim Shady brain dead like Jim Brady
I’m an M-80, you Lil’ like that Kim lady
I’m buzzin’
Dirty Dozen, naughty rotten rhymer
Cursin’ at you playas’ worse than Marty Schottenheimer
You wacker than the motherfucker you bit your style from
You ain’t gonna sell two copies if you press a double album
Admit it, fuck it
While we coming out in the open
I’m doing acid, crack, smack, coke and smoking dope then
My name is Marshall Mathers, I’m an alcoholic
I have a disease and they don’t know what to call it
Better hide your wallet
Cause I’m coming up quick to strip your cash
Bought a ticket to your concert
Just to come and whip your ass
Bitch, I’m coming out swinging
So fast it’ll make your eyes spin
You getting knocked the fuck out like Mike Tyson
The proof is in the pudding
Just ask Deshaun Holton
I’ll slit your motherfucking throat worse than Ron Goldman

So when you see me on your block with two Glocks
Screaming, “fuck the world” like 2Pac
I just don’t give a fuck
Talking that shit behind my back, dirty macking
Telling your boys that I’m on crack
I just don’t give a fuck
So put my tape back on the rack
Go run and tell your friends my shit is wack
I just don’t give a fuck
But see me on the street and duck
Cause you gon’ get stuck, stole and snuffed
I just don’t give a fuck

[Verse 2: Eminem]
I’m Nicer than Pete but I’m on a Serch to crush a Miilkbone
I’m Everlast-ing, I melt Vanilla Ice like silicone
I’m ill enough to just straight up diss you for no reason
I’m colder than snow season when it’s 20 below freezing
Flavor with no seasoning
This is the sneak preview
I’ll diss your magazine and still won’t get a weak review
I’ll make your freak leave you
Smell the Folgers crystals
This is a lyrical combat
Gentlemen hold your pistols
But I form like Voltron and blast you with my shoulder missiles
Slim Shady, Eminem was the old initials (bye bye!)
Extortion, snorting, supporting abortion
Pathological liar
Blowing shit out of proportion
The looniest, zaniest, spontaneous, sporadic
Impulsive thinker
Compulsive drinker, addict
Half animal, half man
Dumping your dead body inside of a fucking trash can
With more holes than an afghan


[Verse 3: Eminem]
Somebody let me out this limousine
I’m a caged demon
On stage screaming like Rage Against the Machine
I’m convinced I’m a fiend
Shooting up while this record is spinning
Clinically brain dead
I don’t need a second opinion
Fuck dropping the jewel
I’m flipping the sacred treasure
I’ll bite your motherfucking style just to make it fresher
I can’t take the pressure
I’m sick of bitches
Sick of nagging bosses bitching while I’m washing dishes
In school I never said much, too busy having a headrush
Doing too much rush had my face flushed like red blush
Then I went to Jim Beam
That’s when my face grayed
Went to gym in 8th grade, raped the women’s swim team
Don’t take me for a joke
I’m no comedian
Too many mental problems got me snorting coke and smoking weed again
I’m going up over the curb
Driving on the median
Finally made it home but I don’t got the key to get in


[Outro: Eminem]
Shit, fuck everybody
Outsidaz, Pace One, Young Zee
Fuck the entire world

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,217: ‘Just Don’t Give a Fuck’ – Eminem

  1. Dana says:

    Love him or hate him, no one can question his talent.

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